The special teams unit was a major factor yesterday, although neither team had many chances to make a return.
Let's review the key contributions...
Kicking game - No time to wallow in the Myers
Kicker JASON MYERS had a day to remember as he made seven field goals and three extra points. He broke a Jets record for field goals in a game, tied a 32-year old franchise record (held by Wesley Walker) by scoring 24 points and - according to ESPN's Rich Cimini - set an all-time NFL record for total field goal yardage in a game.
It's interesting that the announcers noted Myers was hooking everything left in the pre-game warmups. Thankfully, he got that fixed. Although all of the field goals were from within 50 yards, three were from 45 or longer. Myers also had touchbacks on eight of his 10 kickoffs, with one of the two that was returned being a squib kick.
Punter LACHLAN EDWARDS got the hold down on all 10 of Myers' successful kicks but didn't get to do much else. He only punted once all day and his 43-yard kick laid up short and was downed.
Return game - Herndon learnin'
ANDRE ROBERTS had a quiet day in the return game. His only punt return went for six yards and he only ran back three kickoffs.
On the last of those, he got out past the 25, as CHRIS HERNDON made a good block. This is really notable because Herndon has been really struggling with his blocking on special teams. In fact, he missed his block on Roberts' other two returns. Hopefully, he can start to be more consistent now.
JUSTON BURRIS and JORDAN LEGGETT were also guilty of missing blocks and DOUG MIDDLETON got called for holding on a return.
NEAL STERLING clinched the win as he caught an onside kick that was fired directly at him. He might have been better off just diving out of the way of that one so that someone behind him could field it more easily, but he fortunately was able to make a clean catch.
Kick coverage - Neal down
In kick coverage, it was a quiet day too - not least because of all the Myers touchbacks. Middleton was the only player credited with a tackle, although TRENTON CANNON chased a return man out of bounds, actually bringing him down out of bounds and injuring his ankle in the process.
Sterling downed Edwards' only punt of the day near midfield.